4 things the Vikings still have left to play for this season

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Getting young players experience

The Vikings 2020 season appears to be going nowhere, so they might as well find out exactly what they have in their rookie class and other young players on the roster. The Vikings have already found out that they have a shiny new star at the wide receiver position as Justin Jefferson has exceeded everyone’s expectations this season.

The team has also gotten solid play out of Jeff Gladney and Cameron Dantzler. While these young corners have shown plenty of ability on the field and have given the team hope for the future, they also have had their share of struggles. The Vikings have also seen some nice things from DJ Wonnum and James Lynch as both have had some plays where they’ve shown why the team chose them with a fourth-round pick.

For the remainder of the season, the Vikings should continue to feature these young players and in many cases, increase their snap counts. Players like Ezra Cleveland, Josh Metellus, Troy Dye, and Kyle Hinton should be featured prominently.

It is not only rookies that should get long looks but second-year players like Alexander Hollins, Oli Udoh,  and even quarterback Jake Browning should get a chance to show what they can do. One thing the Vikings can accomplish the season is getting a firm grasp on which young players can be key components of the team moving forward, and which ones are worth letting go.